Dubai is one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the world and has seen immense expansion to accommodate residential and commercial growth. An increase in the number of projects created demand for Real Estate Agents in Dubai, and to cater to the need many International agencies started their operations in Dubai, many local agencies mushroomed to compete with International players.
Whether you are buying off plan or ready property, choosing the right real estate agent is important for any real estate transaction and a number of factors should be considered before a decision.
Before you choose you will need to know about the profile of the agent and the company. It is important to do a little research about your shortlisted agents and see how many years they have been in business, the number of properties sold/rented and the size of the company, the number of employees working for them both as agents and office support staff can also give you a fair idea to base your research on.
Enquiring about the local knowledge of the agent is also important, agents with proper knowledge about the area you are interested in can give you best advice in terms of property valuation, trends in the area and will have along tem term vision which can be useful for investors. Real estate portals have agents list with reviews and ratings which can help in deciding to choose the tight real estate agent in Dubai.
Before you shortlist agents make sure to check if the agent has the necessary license to operate in the area and has passed the test required to become an agent. In Dubai the RERA certification is mandatory for agents to operate and carry out real estate transactions.
Look at the advertising of the agents company and that will tell you about the popularity of the company, but not only larger companies provide good service, the smaller ones are also more concerned about fulfilling the needs of the customer to gain returning business and word of mouth.
An old and proven way to choose an agent is by asking your friends about a good agent that have done business with and are fully satisfied with the service provided; in this way you can be sure as the agent has been recommended to you by someone you trust.
When you meet an agent face to face ask questions about the recent state of the real estate market in the area of interest and in the country, this will give you an idea of the agent’s knowledge of the real estate market and the experience you are looking for.